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Bill would ban construction of new churches in Kuwait

Catholic World News - February 27, 2012

Stating that “Kuwait already has an excessive number of churches compared to the country’s Christian minority,” a member of parliament has called for a ban on the construction of new churches in the Middle Eastern nation. A group of legislators is also calling for a constitutional amendment that would make Sharia the basis of the legal system.

85% of the nation’s 2.6 million people are Muslim; 12%--most of them foreign workers--are Catholic. Fifteen priests in three parishes minister to the nation’s 300,000 Catholics.

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  • Posted by: Salome - Feb. 27, 2012 5:36 AM ET USA

    When Sharia's the basis of the legal system, there'll be no new churches and no repairing of old ones.

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